Thursday, February 27, 2014

Rick Bryan Campaign Theme Song

Dear fellow tax hikers, in light of Tax Hikin' Rick Bryan's major legislative accomplishment, the following has been selected to be the theme song for the Rick Bryan for State Representative campaign.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Dave Yost endorsement policy

Dear fellow tax hikers, last night we received a comment from one of our readers, directed at Ohio Auditor Dave Yost, that caught our attention:

way to go Dave, set a great example of integrity by endorsing in a primary for an open seat, something a statewide elected official almost never does, and then endorsing a candidate whose books your office is responsible for auditing.

You don't allow the people who work for you to so much as put a sign on their lawn to support a political candidate whose books you'll be responsible for auditing but then you go ahead and stick your nose in this election. Do as I say, not as I do, right Mr. Auditor?

Way to go Dave, flush all that integrity you worked so hard to build up the past 4 years, and for an over-the-hill, big-spending, old white guy. Dave helps put the "Old" in "Grand Old Party."

We ask you, our loyal readers, to share with us any information you might have about this issue.  Does Auditor Yost limit Auditor employees from getting involved in political races?  Is Dave Yost violating his own policy by endorsing a Councilman in a State Representative race?

Contact us by email if you don't want to leave a public comment.  Confidentiality will be protected.  We thank all you tax hikers in advance for your help. 

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Jonathan Dever supports disabled child

Dear fellow tax hikers, we are irate at State Representative candidate Jonathan Dever for supporting the right of a disabled Blue Ash girl to keep her service animal.  Blue Ash Councilman Rick Bryan and his Council Comrades unanimously passed legislation that banned her from keeping her service miniature horse, and that should be the end of the discussion.  But no, Dever just has to open his mouth with a differing opinion, the family filed a federal lawsuit, and the national media has now picked up the story.

Dever is calling on our 2011 Tax Hiker of the Year Rick Bryan to show leadership by amending the aforementioned legislation to allow this girl to keep her service animal.  We call on Rick to show no leadership.  All he needs to do is lay around and let Blue Ash staffers use his legislation to get rid of the service animal.  This is big government working as it should.

We condemn Jonathan Dever for standing up for a special needs child.  We call on Blue Ash City Council to continue putting disabled people in their place.  We conclude by reprinting Dever's disgusting press release:

Dever Calls on Bryan to Pass Common Sense Solution to Service Animal Standoff

February 20, 2014
For Immediate Release

Contact:          Jonathan Dever

Dever Calls on Bryan to Pass Common Sense Solution to Service Animal Standoff

Jonathan Dever, Republican candidate for the 28th District of the Ohio House of Representatives, renewed his call for a common sense solution to a Blue Ash City Council ordinance that prompted the removal of a young, disabled girl’s service animal from her home and sparked a federal lawsuit. 

Dever specifically called upon another candidate for the 28th House District, Blue Ash City Councilman Rick Bryan, to use his authority to rectify the matter.

“Blue Ash City Council’s ham-fisted application of an ordinance that led to the removal of Chloe Anderson’s service animal has sparked growing outrage and attracted embarrassing national attention.  City Council has the power to amend their law to allow Chloe’s miniature horse, Ellie, to come home.  The city has defended their actions by saying other animals were living on the property along with the miniature horse.  That is immaterial.  The fact remains that Chloe is being denied the use of her service animal that she depends upon.  There is a common sense, compassionate solution that can be reached.  I am asking Councilman Bryan to do what’s right by leading the charge and asking his colleagues to pass an ordinance as soon as possible to allow Chloe and Ellie to be reunited.  This issue can be resolved.  The lawsuit can be dropped.  Most importantly, Chloe can rely on Ellie once again if Councilman Bryan and his colleagues exhibit some leadership and compassion and do what’s right,” Dever said.

Sycamore Township Trustee Tom Weidman echoed Dever’s sentiments saying, “I share Jonathan’s concerns.  As a longtime elected official, my colleagues and I have had issues arise from time to time that were dealt with by simply passing a variance in the law to correct an issue like this.  I hope Mr. Bryan will act quickly to end this standoff and reunite Chloe with her service horse, Ellie.”

For more information please visit
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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Blue Ash sticks it to handicapped child

Dear fellow tax hikers, we are enormously proud of Blue Ash City Council for courageously uniting to stand up to a disabled child.  As a result of legislation passed by a unanimous Council vote, Blue Ash forced a disabled girl to give up her service animal because, well, because that's what Rick Bryan wanted. 

Now the aggrieved family is filing a lawsuit against the city of Blue Ash.  We urge the courts to dismiss it immediately.  A disabled child should have no right to utilize a medically-recommended service animal in a community as fine as Blue Ash.  

We applaud Tax Hikin' Rick Bryan and his Council Comrades for putting the handicapped in their place.  If you are disabled, you better know your role when you come to Blue Ash. 

This brilliant legislation shows why 2011 Tax Hiker of the Year Rick Bryan is so highly qualified to serve in the Ohio State House.  Just think, if Rick Bryan makes it to Columbus, he can pick on handicapped children all across Ohio!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Best Valentine's Day gifts

Dear fellow tax hikers, this weekend me and my 3 spouses - Real Marriage Equality is THE BOMB - celebrated a wonderful Valentine's Day and exchanged some sweet gifts.  We hope you did too. 

We want to hear from our loyal readers.  What is the best gift you gave for Valentine's Day?

We'll list a few of our favorites.  Our finest gift was to the people of Cincinnati.  We told you we would deliver a streetcar, and with Rick Bryan's key assistance we did it!  The streetcar is a gift of love and we showed our love by making it happen.

To racist pig Craig Hochscheid, we were happy to ship an exquisite jumbo-sized bra from Victoria's Secret to help him with his sagging man-boobs. 

And finally, we captured the finest in 21st Century technology to deliver a special gift to Mrs. Craig Hochscheid, otherwise known as bottom-feeding debt collector Tabitha Hochscheid.  She is now the proud owner of a Thinning Suit, guaranteed to make her look 200 pounds lighter.  For a demonstration of how a Thinning Suit works, please view this MadTv sketch:

These were some of our finest gifts.  Now we'd like to hear yours.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

53 more felony indictments for Pete Beck

Dear fellow tax hikers, State Representative Peter Beck has been indicted on 53 more felonies.  Including the 16 prior counts, Beck is now the proud owner of 69 felony indictments. 

For those keeping score at home, that's 60 more felony charges than Judge Tracie Hunter.  We are unsure if "Bishop" Bobby Hilton will be shilling for Beck like he has for Hunter, but regardless we believe these charges are politically-motivated. 

This is part of an organized conservative conspiracy to push aside older, obedient, white men from office in favor of younger Republicans.  These indictments are a clear attempt to hurt the Rick Bryan for State Representative campaign.  By impugning Beck, they are trying to send a message that older, obedient, white Republican men cannot be trusted. 

Beck has fought through adversity before and he'll get through this.  Before being selected to the Statehouse, Beck ran for Warren County Commissioner and lost.  He would have won that race had his campaign not been so badly mismanaged.  But he rallied back.  He found some competent campaign management and has served us proudly in the Statehouse ever since.  We stand with Beck.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Rick Bryan's electability issue

Dear fellow tax hikers, one thing we have learned from our many losing races is the need to work on our candidates' weaknesses early in the campaign.  And we have supported LOTS of losing candidates - Sean Donovan, Roxanne Qualls, Leslie Ghiz, Michelle Schneider, Virgil Lovitt, and Sandra Queen Noble, to name a few. 

We have already identified a major weakness of Blue Ash Councilman Rick Bryan, one he must address in order to win this year's campaign for State Representative.  Tax Hikin' Rick Bryan has badly underperformed the Republican vote in his prior Council runs.  Rick represents the heavily Republican Ward 3 in Blue Ash, but was barely re-elected in his last two contested races. 

Our crack research team has compiled the vote results of recent elections in Rick Bryan's Ward:

John Kasich, 2010: +20
Evil conservative Chris Monzel, 2010: +26
Mitt Romney, 2012: +12

Rick Bryan, 2009, against a 1st-time Democratic challenger: +5
Rick Bryan, 2011: +4

Just because Tax Hikin' Rick Bryan performs much worse than other Republicans doesn't mean we should abandon him.  Rick is too good of a tax hiker to give up on, even winning our prestigious 2011 Tax Hiker of the Year award

It is up to us to turn Rick from a subpar candidate into a winning one.  We need to remind voters about all the taxes he's raised.  We must remind them about the Cincinnati Streetcar he helped fund.  Voters must know about Rick's strong support for Bob Bedinghaus.  We have to fight for our tax hikers.  It's our job to make the voters realize how much they like Rick Bryan and the big government he'll bring us. 

Monday, February 3, 2014

Statehouse primaries begin

Dear fellow tax hikers, we hope everyone is enjoying our Global Warming Winter.  We have been busy digging out of our igloo and unable to update our blog, but now we're back for the duration of the 2014 primary season!

First up is an overview from the Enquirer of the primaries for Ohio State Representative and State Senator.  We are enormously pleased that one of our best friends, Blue Ash Councilman Rick Bryan, is running for State Representative to win the seat that 2008 Tax Hiker of the Year Virgil Lovitt couldn't.

Tax Hikin' Rick Bryan has done a great job raising taxes on Blue Ash citizens and workers, but if he gets to Columbus he can raise taxes on a whole new level.  He has already proven he's up to the task, as evidenced by being named our 2011 Tax Hiker of the Year.

This is just the beginning.  Over the next three months we'll have plenty to say about Tax Hikin' Rick Bryan and lots of other great tax hikers.